Carrie Munsey has been named principal at Tamarack Elementary School. The announcement was made at a reception following a special meeting of the TES School-Based Decision Making Council.
Munsey has six years of experience as assistant principal at Tamarack and Highland elementary schools (2010-present). Before that, she was the staff developer at Burns Middle School (2005-10) and an eighth-grade math teacher at BMS (1997-2005). Munsey’s other roles at BMS included serving as the gifted and talented middle school coordinator, eighth-grade team leader, chairman of the math department. Munsey has been involved with special education collaboration and extended school services since 1997 and served as the summer school principal at Daviess County High School in 2007.
Munsey has a Rank I and a master of arts degree in education from Western Kentucky University. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and an associate in arts degree from Tallahassee Community College.
DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor commended Munsey’s experience and potential to lead. “Carrie Munsey has clearly demonstrated effective leadership as an assistant principal in our district,” Saylor said. “She is thoroughly ready to take the next step and I’m confident she will be an outstanding principal at Tamarack Elementary School.”
“I look forward to building character, inspiring dreams, encouraging creativity and confidence, instilling a love of learning, touching hearts and changing lives forever,” Munsey said. “I have always respected Tamarack’s traditions and their school community. I respect the work effort of the teachers and staff at Tamarack Elementary School and am excited to return ‘home.’”
Munsey begins her new role on July 1, replacing Allison Coomes, who is retiring after 27 years of service to Tamarack Elementary School.